On Wednesday of this week, President Donald Trump went to Homeland Security with a message. We ARE going to build a wall on the southern border. That would keep a long echoed campaign promise to do that, and of course, to make Mexico pay for it. Now, obviously, the Mexicans aren’t happy about that. Illegals aren’t happy about it either, because it means, once the wall has started and the southern border is secured, Trump can start coming after the illegals, deporting those with criminal records.
Actually, no one I’ve talked to on either side of the aisle can give me a reason we shouldn’t build a wall. And no one I’ve talked to can actually give me a reason why we shouldn’t deport at least those illegals with criminal records. This is one of the glaring mistakes the Obama administration made in the name of politics and more votes. They thought if they could bring in more and more illegals into the country and somehow get them to vote, they’d be voting Democrat. That was their whole purpose for allowing illegals into the country in the first place. And it was such a flawed practice, it actually has backfired on them in a few places.
Look, I’m not at all for illegal aliens (and yes, Virginia…that IS what they are!) coming into this country, or staying in this country. They got here illegally. They’ve been hiding in the shadows. They’ve been stealing Americans’ benefits, and jobs. And they have caused themselves to become second class citizens because of it (even though they aren’t citizens at all). If Trump wants to right the wrong that has been going on for decades, I see no problem in it. There are very few countries in the world that will allow such an open border policy, and even those that do, such as Germany, are feeling the wrath of a terrible decision. This illegal practice has got to stop, and with Trump signaling on Wednesday that he’s going to build the wall, he has told those to the south of us (not everyone coming across is from Mexico!), that it won’t be tolerated any longer.
As someone that lives on the border, I applaud that. I applaud Trump challenging the so-called “sanctuary cities” like San Francisco, and Austin, Texas. If these places want to harbor illegal aliens, they need to bear the burden of abetting a law-breaker. That is what they are doing, and they should feel the full sting of the law.
I still don’t believe Mexico is going to pay for the wall in a sense. They may be paying for it through less aid from the US, or fewer jobs, or a stiffer tariff, but I can’t see them actually forking over money to build it. But it will be built, much to the chagrin of the left who wants to see everyone come in, regardless of whether or not they intend to hurt the United States. God only knows how many terrorists the Obama administration let come into this country. We may never really know, and that’s one of the scariest legacies of his presidency of all!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!